Placer County Vintners Host “Grape Days of Summer” on Aug. 3–4


Enophiles, mark your calendars: On Saturday, Aug. 3rd and Sunday, Aug. 4th, Placer County winemakers will be pulling out all the stops to showcase their locally-crafted products for visitors. The fourth annual “Grape Days of Summer” is taking place along the pretty Placer County Wine Trail, which runs from Lincoln to Loomis; Newcastle to Auburn; and up into Meadow Vista. The event, which occurs from 11am to 5pm both days, includes wine and barrel tastings, complementary food from nearby restaurants, live music, vineyard tours and several educational activities. Tickets are $30 per person through July 31, and can be purchased from the Placer County Wine Trail website. Tickets are $40 per person after the 31st.

Highlights include:

· Le Casque will offer an alpaca demonstration, hayrides and a historical farm tour, with food provided by Flower Farm Catering

· Dono dal Cielo will feature the local sounds of Ghost of the Opera House on Saturday afternoon; and Two Barrels Shy on Sunday afternoon

· Lone Buffalo Vineyards will feature an interactive sensory tasting and a chance to try grass-fed bison and PlacerGROWN beef sliders prepared by Café’ Zorro’s Gourmet Garage Catering

· Popie Wines and Ciotti Cellars will provide an interactive bottling session of a special PlacerGROWN blend of wine; and the High Hand Café will provide food and wine pairings